Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health (BBPH) is now providing booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
CDC recommends booster doses for the following vaccine recipients who have completed their initial series at least 6 months ago:
- Individuals aged 65 and older
- Individuals aged 18 and older with underlying medical conditions
- Individuals aged 18 and older who work in high-risk settings
- Individuals aged 18 and older who live in high-risk settings
These COVID-19 booster doses are different from the third round of vaccinations that were made available in August. The vaccinations available in August were intended to be an additional round of vaccination for individuals with certain health conditions leading to a compromised immune system.
BBPH hosts a number of COVID-19 vaccine clinics at its 500 East Front Avenue location each week. Call BBPH to schedule an appointment for your booster dose, or schedule your appointment online at www.ndvax.org.
Booster doses may be given at the same time as the flu shot.
At this time, only individuals who completed a Pfizer vaccine series are eligible to receive a booster.
Individuals who received the Moderna vaccine will likely need a booster shot, and more data on the effectiveness and safety of this vaccine is expected in the coming weeks.
Presently, there is not enough data to support getting an mRNA vaccine booster if someone received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
More data about potential booster doses for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected in the coming weeks.